The program provides a forum for community discussion on future economic vitality and affordability in a time when climate change is already impacting businesses and individuals in Vermont. Energy efficiency, transportation, renewable energy and sustainable development will be on the list of discussion topics.
“What I find troublesome after all this is said and done is that there are volunteer organizations that are being intertwined with government and organizations with national and international agendas,” Jarvis said.
One of Vermont Council on Rural Development’s stated goals is to model effective change at a rapid rate in two Vermont communities each year. But to understand the impetus for their existence, we must look at the United Nations and its global Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030.
Like a Trojan horse you come to our town with collaborators inside your belly, waiting to begin the frenzy of activism that will ensue as you troll for support. Do you not see how using manipulation and subsidies to prematurely realize your dreams only suppresses economic development?
After a divisive start in Pownal last July, the Vermont Council on Rural Development has targeted Randolph for its next community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities program.
Environmentally minded residents in Middlebury are determined to place climate change front-and-center in shaping the community’s future economic path.
A meeting held Monday on “creating a climate economy” revealed that Middlebury residents are concerned about climate change but differ on what to do locally in response.
One community has become divided after the Vermont Council on Rural Development visited with its Climate Economy Model Communities Program, and now another is about to embrace the same controversial program.
It came dressed up as a local initiative to spur Vermont’s first “climate change economy,” but some residents say the Climate Economy Model Communities Program originates from Montpelier and is being implemented illegally.